Easy Road Trip to Upper Mustang by Jeep - 13 Days

Easy Road Trip to Upper Mustang by Jeep

Upper Mustang is truly an exotic Kingdom which lies behind the massif ranges of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. It is the most preserved and mysterious hidden jewel of Nepal. Upper Mustang has so much to offer. Many explorers around the world dream to visit this precious land.

Upper Mustang is also known as ‘The Last Forbidden Kingdom of Lo’, which is hugely rich in its Tibetan culture. This nomadic land is absolutely untouched by modernization. If you want to travel back to your time, hands down Upper Mustang that you will not regret. People in this land are unchanged for thousands of years, follow the same culture and rituals that we study from history books or magazines.

The land of Mustang is dry and barren which does not possess any Vegetations. The description of this hidden treasure is beyond words. There are more than a thousand caves in Upper Mustang. Only 300 of them are discovered until. Some of the people still live inside the caves and those people are called sky people.

The capital city of this Kingdom is Lo Manthang. This treasure valley is now connected with off-road which facilitates the travelers from worldwide to explore this dream Kingdom hassle-free. We can also trek this trail. However, the overland jeep tour is ideal for people who are on short time but still have an enduring desire to visit Upper Mustang.

As you follow the trail, you will encounter various gompas, prayer flags, monasteries, chortens, mani walls which is evidence to Buddhist culture and custom.

Embark you lifetime journey to Upper Mustang with Osho World Adventure.

  • This hidden jewel of Nepal possess Tibetan cultural enlightenment inside Nepal with overflowing numbers of monasteries, gompas, chortens, prayer flags and unique festival
  • celebrations.
  • As known as Himalayan desert, it reflects the dry and barren vegetation of Mustang region with 360 degree spectacular views of Dhaulagiri massif and Annapurna ranges at the backdrop.
  • Totally untouched with modernization- people here still live in caves and those people are called sky people.
  • Explore Lo- Manthang (727 Sq/Km, the capital city of this kingdom. Ghar Gompa and Luri caves are the major attractions.

Day 1
Arrive in Kathmandu(1400)

Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International Airport. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle.

Day 2
Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing

After a hearty breakfast, at 8.30 am your sightseeing trip will start. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide at your disposal. Today we will visit Hindus and Buddhists sites, Pashupatinath Temple and Bouddhanath Stupa.

Day 3
Drive to Pokhara (827 m) (6-7 hrs)

On this day we have our breakfast by 6:00 a.m. in the morning and head towards tourist Bus Park at Thamel and board a tourist bus to Pokhara. The bus ride will take around 7 hours through curvy roads of hilly terrain with couple of breaks in between for snacks and lunch. The drive to Pokhara on one of the major highways is exhilarating with beautiful views of never leaving tributaries, lush green hills and roadside settlements.

Day 4
Pokhara to Kagbeni(2804 m)

An alluring drive to Kagbeni starts after a delicious brekfast in Pokhara. The journey to the starting point of Mustang passes through the beautiful landscapes. The Kagbeni village is situated at the bank of rushing Kaligandaki river. Kagbeni is the main entrace gate for Upper Mustang.

Day 5
Kagbeni to Charang

Journey to Charang village if fully filled with white hills and terrains. Charang is south walled town of Lo Manthang. This beautiful charang village consists of numerous stupa structures, monasteries, and buildings. The monasteries walls in the Charang are painted with murals. Overnight we will stay at Charang.

Day 6
Charang to Luri Cave and return back to Charang

This day we will hike to Luri cave which lies south east of Lo Manthang. The Luri Gompa is a monastery which sits above the crumbling landscape like an eagle's nest. So, this cave is also called sky caves. The cave is pitted with sand stone cliffs and bluffs fluted by winds and forms taperred or pillar like structures. After exploring this historic cave, we return back to Charang.

Day 7
Charang to Lo Manthang

An early morning breakfast and drive from Charang, we continue our journey towards the Lo Manthang, the capital of this kingdom. Lo Manthang offers the marvelous taste of Budhhist culture and lifestyle. Lo Manthang is known for its white washed mud brick walls, Gomaps and Royal palace of the Mustang King. There are four major temples in Lo Manthang that were Jampa Gompa, Thubchen Gompa, Chodey Gompa, Choprang Gompa. All these temples were built in 14th century. Overnight we stay at Lo Manthang.

Day 8
Explore Chosar Cave and Chosar Village

A drive from Lo Manthang takes you to beautiful Chosar Village. The village is full of stone walls and bone-white glowing hills. Through suspension bridges and cultivated lands in Upper Mustang, we reach to Chhosar village, and explore the Chosar caves. Then we again return back to Charang village where we stay overnight at a comfortable tea house lodge.

Day 9
Charang to Chhusang

Chhusang village lies at the junction of Narsingha river and the massive Kaligandaki. This village is surrounded by white, orange, and red sandy cliffs. Like most of the mustang region, chusang village is also slowly moving towards modernization. Life is just so peaceful and serene at this village. Tonight we stay at Chhusang.

Day 10
Chhusang to Muktinath (3710 m)

An incredible journey towards the sparse of green vegetations and frequent water falls and excellent views of mountains takes you to the holiest place, the Muktinath. Muktinath is situated at the altitude of 3710m at the base of Thorung La mountain pass. Muktinath is very famous place for sky dancers. It is believed that the water continuously flowing from 108 taps of Muktinath is the holy water. So, people take a bath with that icy and frigid water to wash their sins that they have committed throughout lifetime. Tonight we stay at Muktinath.

Day 11
Muktinath to Pokhara (30 m by flight 6-7 hrs by Jeep )

Leaving the himalayan desert behind, we head towards Pokhara. The pleasant drive through tranquil trails, mesmerizing vegetations, and dramatic landscapes light a sparkle to our journey towards the city of lake. Tonight we stay at 3-star hotel in Pokhara.

Day 12
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (30 min flight )

On this day we have our breakfast by 6:00 a.m. in the morning and get ready to head towards Kathmandu. The bus ride will take around 7 hours through curvy roads of hilly terrain with couple of breaks in between for snacks and lunch. Tracing the same way back we reach Kathmandu and we transfer you back at the hotel.

Day 13

Today we say our final goodbye. Our representative will come to see you off at the airport. Hoping you had a pleasant and wonderful trekking experience we bid you goodbye.


  • Arrival / Departure transfers on both domestic and international flights.
  • Standard Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu / Pokhara on a twin share bed- and- breakfast basis as per the itinerary.
  • Private Jeep throughout the tour.
  • Trekking Permit ($500) and Annapurna Conservation area entry fees.
  • Breakfast and comfortable teahouse accommodation during the tour.
  • Welcome Dinner with cultural program as listed in the itinerary.
  • Half day guided city tour as listed in itinerary.
  • Free use of quality trekking gear - sleeping bag, fleece inner liner, down jacket, duffel bag etc during the trip.
  • Professional local trekking group leader well trained in Wilderness First Aid.
  • Comprehensive First Aid Kit.
  • Trekking guides and other support staff.
  • Upper Mustang Trekking map.
  • Osho Adventure T-shirts / other seasonal gifts.
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
  • All applicable Government taxes.


  • International Airfare from Home – Kathmandu – Home.
  • Photocopy charges, web usage and telephone calls.
  • Nepal VISA cost which will be charge at Tribhuvan International Airport.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Extra cost due to natural calamities and hiring additional transportation and porters.
  • Emergency evacuation costs (for rental of land cruiser). Medical and Rescue insurance is recommended. We recommend you to purchase insurance with zero deductible.
  • Any additional meals in Kathmandu.
  • Tips for guides.

Porter-supported trek

Two clients share one porter. We will supply you a trek duffel bag where you keep your heavy items and this bag is carried by the porter. You will need to bring your own daypack to be carried by you. In the daypack, you can put money, important documents, water bottle/bladder, camera, toiletries, sunscreen, notebook, etc. The weight limit for the porter is 30 kg or 66 pounds. 15 kg or 33 pounds for each client. So, we recommend you to pack as carefully as you can and not exceed the weight limit. You can leave your non-trekking stuff at the locker facility in the Kathmandu hotel.


  • 4-season sleeping bag (We can provide one if you need it but has to be returned after the trek)
  • Duffel bag
  • Daypack
  • Down jacket (Must have for mornings, nights and evenings, and for altitudes above 4,000 m; We can provide it if you need one but has to be returned after the trek.)

Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes

  • Sun hat
  • Wool or synthetic hat that cover the ears
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Headlamp
  • Neck warmer


  • Liner gloves
  • Heavier shell gloves

Core Body

  • T-shirts
  • Lightweight expedition thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Water/windproof shell jacket (Preferably breathable fabric)
  • Synthetic sports bras (For women)

Lower Body – Legs

  • Lightweight expedition thermal bottoms
  • Nylon hiking shorts
  • Soft shell and hard shell trekking pants
  • Water/windproof trousers
  • Casual pants


  • Liner socks
  • Heavyweight socks
  • Waterproof hiking/trekking boots
  • Light shoes/sneakers/sandals
  • Gaiters (For monsoon and winter)

Medicines and First Aid Kits

(Please note our guide will carry the first-aid kit bag during the trek. However we still recommend you to bring your personalized first-aid kit as well.)

  • Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches
  • Ibuprofen for general aches and pains
  • Immodium or Pepto Bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea
  • Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness
  • Anti-infection ointments
  • Band-aids
  • Lip balm (At least SPF 20)
  • Sunscreen (SPF 40)


  • Passport and extra passport photos (3 copies)
  • Airline ticket (Please make a copy and leave one at our office in Kathmandu just in case if you need to change the date of your flight.)
  • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport
  • Water bottle/bladder
  • Water purification Iodine tablets
  • Toiletry kit (Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.)


  • Adjustable trekking poles
  • Favorite snack foods (No more than 2 pounds)
  • Paperback books, cards, mp3 player
  • Binoculars
  • Cameras (Memory cards, chargers and also batteries)
  • Pee bottle for men and pee funnel for women

Jeep Tour to Upper Mustang Video by 12.5 Months

Trip Reviews
5 stars
- based on1 reviews
  1. Excellect service with good guide
    Alireza Reissi4th April, 2019

    Thank you so much for the best service with good guide to Upper Mustang Jeep tour. excellent view, nice people unforgotable experience with my family in Nepal.Highly recummand this company if you planing adventure holiday in Nepal.

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Trip Facts

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 1-12
  • 3870m
  • medium
  • January, February, March, April, May, October, November, December
  • $$$
  • 9
  • Teahouse


Peranakan Francis
Peranakan Francis
09:52 14 May 19
Great experience with the guide. Knowledgeable and passionate guidance throughout my trip. I wasn't a stamina perfect guy and I'm grateful they are patient with me.read more
Eugene F
Eugene F
12:33 13 Dec 14
Wonderful russian-speaking agency. Very responsive staff and owner Deepak. All questions resolved very fast and without any problem. Thanks you for the great time and good luck!read more
Amy johnson
Amy johnson
11:51 03 Dec 13
My hubby John and I had an amazing time, thanks to OshoAdventure team at Trekking Travel. Beautiful scenery and all our needs taken care. Perfect place to enjoy scenic beauty.read more
Suresh Paudyal
Suresh Paudyal
11:32 31 May 13
Osho World Adventure (OWA) is one of the best travel company in Nepal. Along with the best services they provide in wide range, u can also get the environment of love, compassion & cheerfulness , which is their identity. Best Wishes To OWA.read more
Anwar Hussain
Anwar Hussain
04:50 20 Apr 13
If you are planning to visit Nepal for trekking and any other adventurous activities such as Expedition, Peak Climbing, rafting, bird-watching and many more, then Osho World Adventure will be best travel agency to organized your tips. I am recommending it because the Owner Deepak can arrange any type of tour program especially those who are looking for budget travel package....read more
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